Report Open Access
This report provides an immersion to user empowered outcomes of the StandICT.eu 2023 Open Call #1 from the perspective of fellows that were selected and funded in this call. Our team is proud to present the first series of StandICT.eu 2023 success stories of the funded fellowships detailing the addressed standards and landscapes, how these will fill in the identified gaps as well as impact the related stakeholders and society. Standardisation plays a vital role in creating a fair market-based competition and help ensure the interoperability of complementary products and services. Standards reduce costs, improve safety, and enhance overall competition. Their critical action in protecting health, safety, security, and the environment, make standards important to the public and consumers as well. One of the key-purposes of StandICT.eu 2023 is to support the activity of competent European ICT experts to contribute to the modernisation and consolidation of the European standardisation system, ensuring it is better oriented towards meeting the EU’s main interests, policy priorities, core principles and values, notably towards a speedy and seamless green, digital and industrial transition, in a timely manner (as expected in the future “European Standardisation Strategy Roadmap”1).
The primary purpose of this document is to share with you the results attained through the work carried out by the funded expert, and to showcase the most relevant outcomes, creating awareness of the potential impact and repercussions of such impact on commerce, industry, governmental policies and strategies and the society as a whole.
This Open Call is the first one of a series from 10 StandICT.eu 2023 Open Calls, and each call will have a dedicated impact report with the goal to share the timely key findings, contributions, and observations with StandICT.eu community, the European Commission, the Multi-Stakeholder Platform, the SDOS, and even beyond with all interested actors of our ever-growing StandICT.eu 2023 community. It should be noted that at the time of writing a few of the fellowships funded under the first Open Call are still underway.
In this report, firstly, the Open Call #1 is presented with key facts and figures, then the fellowship outcomes are presented in the targeted technology areas addressed by the OC #1 fellows: